Enjoy this new, family-friendly version of "The Nutcracker" bringing Colorado Springs' unique history to life in the Glen Eyrie home of General William J. Palmer, during a Christmas Eve celebration among the city's illustrious founding fathers.
Young Clara, an orphan visitor, is blessed to receive a magical Nutcracker doll from Nikola Tesla, inventor extraordinaire and special guest at the party. As a winter blizzard continues to gain force, all guests are invited to stay the night - and Clara dreams of other-worldly mysteries, enchantment and beauty. Surely the giant mice and soldiers are not real? But there in the midst of the battle is her brave Nutcracker - leaping and defending her against the giant Rat King! Clara is transported through a crystalline Winter Wonderland into the fantasy Land of Sweets! Welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of sweet delicacies, fanciful characters from across the world entertain and honor Clara for rescuing their beloved Nutcracker Prince. Was it just a dream? She may never know-and it doesn’t really matter-it’s the best Christmas ever!